Re: Giacomo Para?
The Italy's Genforum board should be able to give you a proper spelling of the names. I have few first name sites but none include Italian.
No one change a spelling of your ancestor's surname being that the manifests were written at the port of departure.
Para, AngelinaSaut Agata, Italy219121914
Para, CarloS. Arcangelo, Italy4518681913
Para, CarloS. Arcangelo, Forli, Italy3618681904
Para, CaterinaGambasca, ...2018951915
Para, DesoliuaSaut Agata, Italy419101914
Sansona, FilippoVolemario, Italy3218811913
Sansona, GenneroNaples, Italy6318601923
Sansona, GiovannaCefolie, Sicily4118731914
source: www.ellisislandrecords.orgOnly few of many that came thru NY Ellis Island to America.
Their son Joseph Para, born in Italy on October 14, 1874. He died April 25, 1958. You should be able to find if he was naturalized citizen, had social security numbers, http://ssdi.rootsweb.comhttp://ssdi.rootsweb.com or an Alien Registration form. His church marriage record should have his parents place of birth.